Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-12-10 17:08 Udupi: Did murder accused Rajeshwari Shetty cheat her son, Navneet? Did she use him to keep her relation with tantrik Niranjan Bhatta under wraps from her husband? Undoubtedly it is true, if one goes by the statements they made before the CID. In a statement, Rajeshwari Shetty indeed acknowledged her extra marital affair with the tantric Bhatta. According to her confession to the CID – which is available with the bfirst.in – she told the officer, “I managed to hide my relation with astrologer Bhatta from my son, Navaneeth. He never got the whiff of it, as Navneet had never doubted me.” She went on to say that she along with her son and tantric went to Kolkata during the Udupi Paryaya programme. “We went to Kali Ghat in Kolkata. Later, we also went to Mumbai. We stayed in Metro Lodge. While Navneet went to his friend’s house, Bhatta and I stayed back. But not once, Navneet doubted my character,” Rajeshwari told the police. Watch Video: To make the matters more worse, Rajeshwari used to make Navneet believe that his father was having an affair with a nurse and a watchman’s wife. Navneet who already began hating his father, decided to collect proof to these accusations – with an intention to support his mother in claiming a share in the property. Navneet began to tap his phone calls and conversations. “My son recorded my husband’s telephone conversations with others. He even kept a hidden camera in Bhaskar Shetty’s room at the Durga International Hotel (owned by Shetty). Also, a secret recorder was kept underneath his bed,” Rajeshwari said. But, she could not hide her extra marital affair with her husband for long. For, Bhaskar Shetty suspected her. Soon, he started avoiding her and began sleeping in other room. He pressurised her to give divorce, but Rajeshwari wasn’t willing. Rajeshwari Shetty's statement Navneeth Shetty's statement Niranjan Bhatta's statement When Rajeshwari didn’t agree for the divorce, Shetty used their son Navneet to convince her but in vain. When nothing worked out, Shetty threatened not to give share in his property. This did not go well with his wife and son, she told the investigators. This brought differences between Navneet and his father and Rajeshwari fuelled it to her advantage. She thus used Navneet to eliminate Bhaskar Shetty, said one of the investigating officers.